France dominates in Paris at final Overwatch World Cup 2018 qualifier – final placements

Joe O'Brien
Robert Paul for Blizzard Entertainment

The final qualifier for the 2018 Overwatch World Cup playoffs has concluded.

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The Paris Qualifier took place on September 21-23, the last of four qualifiers to determine which countries will send teams to the playoffs at BlizzCon, November 2-3.

As in the other qualifiers, six teams were battling for just two available spots. Ultimately it was host nation France and Team UK that secured the places, advancing to the final stage of the tournament. =

Both teams were convincing against the rest of the field, with neither France nor the UK conceding a match prior to the final series of the weekend, when they faced one another. There, France came out ahead with a 4-0 sweep to lock in the top seed.

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France and the UK join South Korea, Finland, the USA, Canada, China, and Australia in the playoffs. Both teams are returning to BlizzCon after competing in the playoffs of the 2017 World Cup, where France placed 4 and the UK placed 5-8.

The playoff bracket was drawn shortly after France and the UK secured the final spots. France will play Canada in their quarter-final match, while the UK is set to clash with the USA.

The final placements at the Overwatch World Cup Paris Qualifier:

  • 1 – France
  • 2 – United Kingdom
  • 3 – Netherlands
  • 4 – Germany
  • 5 – Italy
  • 6 – Poland